a severe form of measles characterized by dark, hemorrhagic eruptions.
(often functioning as sing) a severe form of measles characterized by dark eruptions caused by bleeding under the skin
a Eurasian plant, Medicago lupulina, of the pea family, having black pods, cultivated for forage. noun a small European leguminous plant, Medicago lupulina, with trifoliate leaves, small yellow flowers, and black pods Also called nonesuch
See under mercuric sulfide. a crystalline, water-insoluble, poisonous compound, HgS, occurring as a coarse, black powder (black mercuric sulfide) or as a fine, bright-scarlet powder (red mercuric sulfide) used chiefly as a pigment and as a source of the free metal.
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bread mold. any fungus of the family Mucoraceae, especially Rhizopus nigricans, that forms a black, furry coating on foodstuffs.